A person that claims to be
science literate and then asserts that a member of the genus Homo is in the genus
Equus has made two errors.
First, they do not understand biology (science), and that error throws great
doubt on their claim of understanding science.
The bottom line is that one
should not claim to understand science and then issue an attempt at an insult
that contains a factual error.
History tells us that donkeys
and particularly the male “jacks” have been one of the most valuable service
animals to mankind. Anyone that knows history, knows that calling someone a “Jackass”
is a great complement. Donkeys bray when they have been mistreated. Calling someone a "Braying Jackass" implies that the person is a beast of burden that has been mistreated.
Claiming scientific and historical literacy and then using “braying jackass” as a slur is silly. Who is that dumb? That would be OttawaGuy – a mod over on the Ravelry Rubberneckers group.
I sent him a personal message (pm) - about what I do - it was polite, factual, but firm. His response was to claim scientific and historical literacy and then call me a "Braying Jackass".
I posted a new topic on Rubberneckers discussing the virtues of donkeys -- nothing rude or unpleasant. OttawaGuy then locked me out of Rubberneckers and sent me a pm
No, I do not think OttawaGuy intended a complement when he called me a "Braying Jackass". If he intended "Braying Jackass" as a slur, then we can prove malice and thus, LIBEL (in previous posts).